THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY'SSENIOR REVIEW PANEL ON SEXUAL HARASSMENTEXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Senior Review Panel's mission was to review the human relationsenvironment in the Army with particular emphasis on sexual harassment issues. Ourassessment took us to Army locations worldwide. The Panel visited units forwarddeployed, in garrison, at training sites, and in classrooms. We saw America's soldiersin every conceivable location, performing every
of mission. The Panel delveddeeply into the human relations environment, identied shortcomings, and hasrecommended changes. While there are definitely shortcomings that need to beaddressed and are discussed within this report, it is important to state that the Panelalso saw a trained and ready Army-the best Army that the Panel members have seenin over
years collective experience
the Am~y.Our soldiers are ready toperform any mission assigned, effectively and efficiently, anywhere in the world.America's sons and daughters who are today's soldiers are better trained and betterequipped than any Army before and they are rightfully proud to be called soldiers.
The Secretary of the Army has said, 'The Army is based on trust." In the fall of
the trust between leaders and soldiers was called into question by seriousallegations of sexual impropriety at several Army installations. Investigation ndicatedthat breakdowns in good order and discipline had occurred and that some leaders hadabused the
and power vested in them. Accordingly, the Secretary of the Armydirected that a Senior Review Panel on Sexual Harassment
established toundertake the following missions:
Conduct a systems review of the Army's policies on sexual harassment and of theprocesses currently in place.
Recommend changes needed to improve
human relations environment in whichour soldiers live and work, with the specific goal of eradicating sexual harassment.
Examine how Army leaders throughout the chain of command view and exercisetheir responsibility to prevent sexual harassment, specifically addressing behaviorsthat fail to acknowledge the dignity and respect to which every soldier is entitled.